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Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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1960 Saybrook Rd, Middletown, CT 06457-5620
+1 860-345-2403
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 13:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 13:00 - 22:30
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176 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived on a Tuesday and it was hopping. We had to wait a little which was no problem. Kelsey, the hostess was outstanding and a shining star. The place was clean but very small. The food was horrendous. One family member had the two soft taco plate and the meat tasted odd. Just not fresh. My niece had the... More 

Thank BusterBusBus
Madison, Connecticut, United States
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose this place for a Sat. afternoon lunch on the recommendation of co workers gone by. I have to say I was really pleased to see a genuine smile and friendly greeting on the face of the hostess. Too often in restaurants they seem harried and irritated. Not here:) Same holds true for our waitress. Super friendly and accommodating. Ok... More 

Thank Emily S
Drew E, Owner at Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. Our staff works hard to insure that our guests enjoy a positive experience at Coyote Blue. Please tell your friends about us and earn some brownie points after their visit. They will thank you. More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My wife and I go about once a month to this great restaurant/bar. They have a stable menu with Tex-Mex classics and monthly specials which are daring and delicious. their wild game dishes are a definite must - creative and delicious. The waitresses are friendly, helpful and make you feel special. There is always a wait to get a table... More 

Thank T. M
Drew E, Owner at Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. Our staff is the reason we can keep quality of the food and the integrity of service among the finest in the area. Many of or staff has been here for 10 years or more; we even have a few from February 1993. We hope you are spreading the joy to your... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I have to disagree with all the good reviews. Three people in our party had the beef enchiladas last night and they were terrible. It really was a dish of mush. It was a plate of soft cheese, soft shell with a few cubes of meat. The rice and beans was also like mush. The drinks were wonderful as was... More 

Thank queensabrine
Drew E, Owner at Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, responded to this review

We were very disappointed to read your review as we take pride in our menu items. Our beef filling for the enchiladas in prepared using inside top rounds roasted slowly for 6 hours and bathed in a tomato based sauce with onions, Bell peppers and chiles and is one of our best sellers. Our beans are made using dried beans... More 

Middletown, Connecticut
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Saturday nights are busy, so plan your time wisely. We arrived at 6:15 and were seated around 7pm. It is a small and popular place, so the wait is usually 30 min or more on weekend nights. We came here and had the chips, salsa and guacomole to start. The chips could use some more salt. The main meals were... More 

Thank Kate A
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

All of their food is delicious! Best margarita's in CT!! They also have specials during the year - they had a special menu for Octoberfest and the German food was wonderful. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Sue G
central CT
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Met friends here on a Friday night. Enjoyed a 40 minute wait in the bar. Great margaritas and chips. Seated. Server was super friendly. But ever so freaking slow. Never came back to check on us or fill waters. Husband dehydrated waiting to order second beer. Tostada bowl was cold and lame. Rice on husbands dinner tasted like rice-a-roni. Strangely... More 

Thank ufobeck
Drew E, Owner at Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your time waiting in the bar with your Margaritas and complimentary chips and salsa and disappointed in your reaction to our Tostadas and Mexican rice. We take pride in frying our tostada bowls daily and making our rice from scratch adding our own salsa to kick it up a notch. You were present for our... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Chalk it up as another TripAdvisor Win! Excellent soft tacos and shrimp quesadillas. Great atmosphere. Heading back soon to try the Skinny Margo.

Thank Kevin M
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The bar area has a lot of fun decor to look at. Pretty standard Tex-Mex fare but very good and all fresh. The Chili is great but spicy. We were seated and served promptly and the waitress was very helpful with answering our questions and making suggestions. Refills of chips and salsa were provided on request. Very pleased with our... More 

Thank Guingriz
Drew E, Owner at Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. Our staff works very hard to provide a nice atmosphere for our guests. Hope we get to see you again soon. More 

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240 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My wife has always wanted to eat at this restaurant. So when we had a chance to meet friends from another twin, this was our chance to get here. We were not disappointed. A good selection of adult beverages to begin with. A great menu, in which we chose fajitas, tacos and crab cake. I had the first aforementioned item,... More 

Thank MrCottage

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 19
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1960 Saybrook Rd, Middletown, CT 06457-5620
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 860-345-2403
Southwestern style fresh Mexican food served in a casual setting. Call ahead for take out. Great chips fried daily and house made salsa to go for a great party at home.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?